Gaza, Syria and Iraq: Wars Made in the USA

Here are the videos that Al Brundage Made of mine and Scott Williams’ presentations in Rochester.   We also gave the presentation in Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany.   We discuss the damage done by US Imperial wars in the Middle East.  Our discussion  is informed by our visit to Syria as Election Observers in early June.   The subject is still pretty […]

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Consequences of US Neocolonial War on Iraq

On August 7, I spoke in Albany with Scott Williams on US Intervention is Gaza, Syria and Iraq.    US imperialist wars have had devastating consequences for the people of these countries and the societies they built over hundreds of years.   Of course you could include, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan . . . and the list goes on. […]

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Occasionally, Obama Tells the Truth

Occasionally President Obama tells the truth much to the chagrin of his cohorts in the war mongering business.   For instance, Business Insider has:  Barack Obama Swept Aside The Entire Free Syrian Army In One Sentence, which leads with leads with the following quote: “When you get farmers, dentists and folks who have never fought before going up against a ruthless […]

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Free Free Palestine! Democratic Palestine!

I’ve put a gallery of photos from today’s rally and march below the text.- click on an image to see full sized. The incredible horrific slaughter of more than 700 people, mostly civilians, in Gaza, follows on a siege that imprisons nearly two million people in a small crowded territory without control over borders, without adequate water and food, without […]

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Interview with Mayada Abdelhaq

I met Mayada in the very crowded lobby of the Dama Rose Hotel the evening before the Presidential Election.    She was having tea with a friend, but very happy to speak with an American come to be an Election Observer.     Mayada has lived in the UK for some years, but she still visits Syria, where she grew up, regularly. She […]

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The Syrian Election and ISIS in Iraq

Earlier this month, I traveled with seven other westerners to Syria where we joined with thirty plus activists, journalists and politicians from Asia, Africa and South America to observe the Syria Presidential election.       Bashar. Assad won 88% of the vote.    Though some people in opposition areas boycotted the election, and others could not get to a polling station, […]

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Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Syrian women are not downtrodden and voiceless in general.  The west portrays Arab women as lacking rights or oppressed compared to American women.  There are differences, but in some cases the Syrian women have more rights. For example: the Syrian civil code, or law, is based on the FRENCH civil code, which I suppose goes back to the period of […]

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